PSYCHOTHERAPIST & COUNSELLOR

 

Did You Know?

1 in 4 people will experience some kind of mental health problem in the course of the year

Do you want to talk to someone in a private confidential space who will listen to you?

Everyone struggles with difficulties at some point in their life and sometimes we can deal with those issues ourselves. However, sometimes we need some help. We can seek help from family and friends, but on some occasions that is not so easy to do. Maybe we don’t want to worry them with our problems, or we don’t want to open up to people who we are closely connected to in our lives. Talking to a professional could be just what you need.

1 in 4 people in the UK

Have had counselling with 65% of people improving after just seven sessions.

How I Work

After the initial phone call, if you would like to meet me, then we will arrange an Assessment Session. This is an opportunity for us both to talk, for me to get a good understanding of your problems /issues and how they may be impacting your life. If, at the end of the assessment, I think I can help you and we feel we would like to work together, we can discuss the amount of therapy sessions you may need. In other words, what will work best for you given your unique circumstances.

My Story

Hello, I’m Elaine Love and I am a psychotherapist in private practice. I have 20 years experience working in the psychotherapy profession. I can offer you confidential expert psychotherapy or counselling so you can work through your difficulties in a safe environment. I am passionate about my work, I strive to build a therapeutic relationship so that my client’s feel comfortable to express and explore whatever their issues are.

My approach to therapy is Integrative. This means I draw on a range of theories and tailor my work to each individual client, depending, on their unique goals. I use a combination of therapeutic models and techniques to help facilitate awareness and change. I am a straightforward modern therapist whereby, I offer a flexible approach to suit the problems/issues you bring, and the goals you wish to achieve. To help me, and you, understand what would be helpful for you. This is explored at our first meeting which is called an Assessment Session.

Qualifications & Experience

Post graduate Diploma in Humanistic Counselling Post graduate Diploma in Integrative Psychotherapy I am a professionally qualified registered Psychotherapist. I hold a senior accreditation with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP) reg 000995.

I have additional expertise skills and knowledge, on top of my original training. I have further specialist training in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Solution Focused Therapy Couples Counselling, and Hypnotherapy. I have worked in a variety of settings including the NHS, charities and currently in private practice. My expertise is also working in the field of workplace counselling and providing services to a number of Medico-Legal companies. My work is underpinned by the Ethical Framework of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy which can be found at www.bacp.co.uk/ethical framework. I hold full professional indemnity insurance. I have an up to date clear Data Barring Service Check.